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Career interview: Statistical consulting
about life as consultant statisticians, modelling real-world problems in areas as diverse as the shipping industry and water rationing.
New designs from Africa
takes us on a tour of the mathematical properties of some beautiful designs inspired by the traditional art of Angolan tribespeople.
An infinite series of surprises
Infinite series occupy a central and important place in mathematics.
C. J. Sangwin
shows us how eighteenth-century mathematician Leonhard Euler solved one of the foremost infinite series problems of his day.
Maths in the dock
about the vital role of maths in presenting criminal evidence.
There's no doubt that information is power, but could it be converted into physical energy you could heat a...
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns...
Grappling with chaos: The Abel Prize 2014
The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.
Friends and strangers
Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to...
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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